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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0515 for Southern Indiana, Extreme northern Kentucky, Southwestern Ohio
  • Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
  • A tornado or two possible

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0515

Locations Affected

  • Southern Indiana
  • Extreme northern Kentucky
  • Southwestern Ohio
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    Storms are in the process of congealing into more linear structures and this should persist into the early overnight hours along a cold front. There will be the possibility of a tornado or two in the next couple of hours will lingering supercell structures or embedded circulations within the line. However, occasional damaging gusts will be the primary threat before the storms weaken toward 05-06z.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
  • A tornado or two possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    SEL5
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 515
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    630 PM EST Sun Nov 5 2017
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      Southern Indiana
      Extreme northern Kentucky
      Southwestern Ohio
    
    * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 630 PM
      until 100 AM EST.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
      Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
      A tornado or two possible
    
    SUMMARY...Storms are in the process of congealing into more linear
    structures and this should persist into the early overnight hours
    along a cold front.  There will be the possibility of a tornado or
    two in the next couple of hours will lingering supercell structures
    or embedded circulations within the line.  However, occasional
    damaging gusts will be the primary threat before the storms weaken
    toward 05-06z.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
    statute miles north and south of a line from 55 miles south
    southwest of Bloomington IN to 30 miles east southeast of Columbus
    OH. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
    outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
    favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
    Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
    weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
    warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
    tornadoes.
    
    &&
    
    OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 511...WW 512...WW
    513...WW 514...
    
    AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
    1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
    cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
    28040.
    
    ...Thompson

    National Risk Overview

    Saturday, November 18
    TORNADO: 2%
    HAIL: 5%
    WIND: 15%
    Sunday, November 19
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Monday, November 20
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Tuesday, November 21
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, November 22
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, November 23
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Friday, November 24
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Saturday, November 25
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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